From George Best, through Gazza, to Adriano, every footballing generation has its own cautionary tale. These mercurial talents are so full of promise, capable of unbelievable skill and destined for even greater glories. Then, usually due to the temptations precipitated by fame, and possibly dispensed as a liquid or powder, the player self destructs, ends up broke, sick or worse. But surely that won't befall EAs seemingly immortal FIFA series.
Well, probably not so long as its rival keeps making mistakes like the Aston Villa defence. Remember Villa? Nonetheless, it feels like theres a growing risk that FIFA will never quite hit the gameplay peak that its sumptuous off-the-pitch features deserve. Which is slightly frustrating, but far from a disaster.
As expected, this season FIFA is better. Its better than FIFA 16, and its also better than Pro Evo 2017or it certainly is on the PC. Its better than a frozen Sunday morning on a five-a-side pitch.
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Genre: Simulation, Sport